CVPA Faculty and Staff Profile - Patterson, Tracy | Winthrop University

Name:  Tracy Patterson
Title: Professor of Music & Coordinator of Commercial Music
Education:  B.A., Saxophone Performance, Northeastern State University
M.M., Jazz Studies, University of Central Oklahoma
D.M.A., Saxophone Performance, Texas Tech University
Office:  225 Conservatory of Music   
Phone:  803/323-4515
Web:  Tracy Patterson's website  
Area(s): American Popular Music, Saxophone, & Theory

Dr. Tracy Patterson is Associate Professor of Music and Woodwind Area Coordinator at Winthrop University where he directs the Swingin’ Eagles Jazz Ensemble, teaches applied saxophone, and coaches chamber ensembles. He is distinguished as a D’Addario and Yamaha Performing Artist and exclusively plays D’Addario reeds and Yamaha saxophones.

Patterson has performed with noted artists Natalie Cole, The Temptations, Brett Eldridge, and Darius Rucker. An active orchestral musician, he has appeared with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2017 with the Winthrop University Wind Symphony performing Leonard Mark Lewis’ Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Band at the New York Sounds of Spring International Music Festival. Patterson has been a guest soloist at the Charlotte Jazz Festival, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Jazz Festival, the South Carolina Dizzy Gillespie Jazz Festival, the Simpson College Jazz Festival, and the Redbud Jazz Festival at Northern Oklahoma College. 


Patterson has presented performances, masterclasses, and lectures at several conferences including those hosted by the North American Saxophone AllianceMusic Teachers National Association, Texas Music Educators Association, International Saxophone Symposium, North Carolina Music Educators Association, and the South Carolina Music Educators Association.  

Last updated by gradl 08/23/2023

Last Updated: 8/23/23